What is Facebook Safety Check?

By Shan Balasuriya Posted Date: 2014-10-16

Nowadays people use facebook to keep in touch with their loved ones and it’s getting popular day by day.  Facebook has identified this and came up with a soloution to notify your loved once that you are safe in times of disaster or crisis.

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Safety check is a very simple and easy way to say you’re safe and check on others.

During a major disaster, Safety Check will help you:

  • Let friends and family know you’re safe
  • Check on others in the affected area
  • Mark your friends as safe

How does it work?

you will first have to activate this tool in facebook. After a natural disaster and if you’re in the affected area, you’ll receive a Facebook notification asking if you’re safe.

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Facebook will determine your location by looking at the city you have listed in your profile, your last location if you’ve opted in to the Nearby Friends product, and the city where you are using the internet.

If you’re safe, you can select “I’m Safe” and a notification and News Feed story will be generated with your update. Your friends can also mark you as safe.

If you have friends in the area of a natural disaster and the tool has been activated, you will receive a notification about those friends that have marked themselves as safe. Clicking on this notification will take you to the Safety Check bookmark that will show you a list of their updates.

 

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